Ernesto A. Ospina’s science fiction ranges from spy-fi and military sci-fi subgenres to near-future corporate distopia and far-future space opera. Exploring issues of philosophy, science, culture, politics, and core human relations, the work plays with classic science fiction themes, pushing the boundaries of their application in a host of possible futures that speak to our present-day reality.
His work is influenced by such contemporary authors as Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton, C.J. Cherryh, Neal Stephenson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Karl Shroeder, Stephen R. Donaldson, Neal Asher, and John Scalzi.
Categorical Imperative – In a future of bio-engineering, nanotechnology and social upheaval, Jed Hoffer is a spy in one of the premier intelligence firms. He and his childhood friends, the journalist James Waters, the bio-engineer Larry Bergman, and Ogodan, Archduke of Darkside Pommeria, will find themselves facing off against one another and the forces of history as an interplanetary cold war between the remnants of a post-apocalyptic America and the hungry power of a Chinese mega-corporation ruled by an android bent on mass cybernetic integration is ignited by a miner’s revolution in the Belt and the lethal art of fanatical bio-terrorists led by a sentient, self-replicating molecule with the power to consume the universe.
Catch-2012 – When Jal Khalil first learned the world would end by violent asteroid strike, he refused to believe it. He was far more concerned with his love life, his misfit band of friends, his recent internet notoriety as NASA JPL’s “Mohawk Guy”, and his job as flight director for the latest robotic mission to mars. The reality soon set in, but the intervening months would bring a tragic comedy of global errors, teaching him the asteroid is the least of our problems as a civilization all too quickly approaching the edge of a cliff, trapped within the awful reality of Catch-2012.
Bad Engineering – What happens when the world receives a blunt message from an approaching alien armada? The Stranger’s Revolution. What future lies in store for the colonists that are sent out on arkships to preserve humanity and the purity of the new Revolutionary ethos? Bad Engineering. What dark secrets does a certain scarred pilot on Arkship 9 harbor, and how will they affect the life of the boy only he knows to be his son? (Triggers).
Outlaw’s Last Wish – Raaken Dal is an outlaw who’s made a home for himself amongst the denizens of the deep space mining hub Urdat Gideaan. A Corporate posse from Earth carrying tech-paper warrants from his past have finally caught up to him. But they have a few surprises in store before they can collect their bounty.